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Moving Toward a More Equitable Clark

To build a more equitable Clark University, we know we have much work to do. This work will take many forms, involve all members of the Clark community, and require additional resources. It will strengthen our great University, setting the stage for a better future.

Our Community Commitment

Clark is an extraordinary learning community characterized not only by a commitment to discovery, understanding, and knowledge but also by deep appreciation for its importance to individual lives and change in our society. We pride ourselves in fostering a sense of belonging and care for one another.

Across the years and especially in the last decade, we have worked to move ever closer toward a fully inclusive, just, and equitable Clark.

Yet, systemic racism and other forms of oppression do still appear at Clark, undermining our community, harming individuals, and standing in the way of every student seeking the fullest promise of a Clark education.

To ensure that Clark becomes a place where all students, faculty, and staff can be successful, our community must be committed to re-examining and reshaping the academic and campus experience to make it more equitable and inclusive. Our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion not only will benefit our students and ensure their success at and beyond Clark, but also are inextricably tied to the University’s future success.

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University Diversity Action Council

The University Diversity Action Council (UDAC) works with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and relevant faculty and staff committees to monitor, evaluate, and assess Clark’s implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

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Initiative Areas

Explore Clark’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, including action items and updates, within each area below.

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Updated June 8, 2021

Academics Action Items
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Campus Climate and Safety

Updated Sep. 22, 2021

Campus Climate and Safety Action Items
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Updated Sep. 7, 2021

Community Action Items
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Data and Assessment

Updated March 5, 2020

Data and Assessment Action Items
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Policies, Practices, and Procedures

Updated June 8, 2021

Policies, Practices, and Procedures Action Items

What’s New

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Honoring Juneteenth

Clark recognizes day marking the ending of slavery

Registration Opens for Affinity Housing

Students may focus on centering Blackness, fighting anti-Blackness

Care Team provides support for students, families

Staff focus on outreach, assistance to promote student success

Virtual events offer opportunity to stay connected

From crochet to career preparation, events include “something for everyone"

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Margo R Foreman

Clark appoints VP, chief officer of DEI

Clark University President David Fithian ’87 has announced the appointment of Margo R. Foreman, MPH, as vice president and chief officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion (CODEI). She assumed the role on October 15, 2021.

As a member of the senior leadership team, Foreman will oversee or support Clark’s wide-ranging set of programs and initiatives in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As a key adviser to President Fithian and others, she will provide direction and oversight of institutional priorities and strategic planning to strengthen the University’s community, culture, and climate. She will partner with faculty, staff, and administrators to develop additional programming, expand community dialogue, enhance training, and advise on curriculum development. She also will co-chair with President Fithian Clark’s University Diversity Action Council.

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